District Lay Servant Ministries

Our mission is to equip the laity to realize and respond to their call to ministry.

God calls every one of us to proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we say and do. How is God calling you to serve? With so many avenues of training, Lay Servant Ministries offers you a valuable education in multiple ministry areas.

Questions? Contact Deb Sturn, Lay Servant Ministries Director, at sturmstrum@gmail.com.

2018 Winter/Spring Classes

The Lay Servant fall classes begin the week of January 21, 2018 (10 contact hours total) at various locations around the Blue Water District. The Commissioning will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at a Kingston United Methodist Church.

Class Locations and Schedules

Location Day of Class Dates of Class Time of Class Type of Class Advanced Course Topic
Capac UMC Thursday Feb. 8, 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15 6-8 pm Basic N/A
Marysville UMC Saturday Feb. 3, 10, 17 9 am-12:30 pm Basic N/A
McGregor UMC Sunday Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 2-4 pm Basic N/A
Pigeon: First UMC Sunday Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 25 & Mar. 4 2-4:30 pm Basic N/A
Bay Port UMC Monday Feb. 8, 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15 6-8 pm Advanced Leading Public Prayer
Capac UMC Thursday Feb. 8, 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15 6-8 pm Advanced God’s Mission…Our Journey
Faith Macomb UMC Sunday Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 18; & Mar. 4 2-4 pm Advanced Guide to Multi-Faith Collaboration: Living, Working and Serving Together
Lapeer: Trinity UMC Sunday Feb. 8,4, 18, 25 & Mar. 4 2-4 pm Advanced Come to the Waters
Kingston UMC Sunday Feb. 18, 25 & Mar. 4, 11 2-4:30 pm Advanced From Pew to Pulpit, Delivering an Effective Sermon
Mayville UMC Monday Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar. 4 6-8 pm Advanced Leading Public Prayer
Yale UMC MSunday Feb. 11, 18, 25 & Mar. 4 2-4:30 pm Advanced From Pew to Pulpit, Delivering an Effective Sermon

Registration Process

Online registration is now open.

  1. Click here to register online now or click here to download the registration form.
  2. Online registrations will need the to complete the paper registration form too. Click here for the PDF form. Click here for the Word document.
  3. Mail the registration form along with your payment (made payable to BWD M&M) to the registrar by January 26, 2018.

Please contact the Lay Servant Ministries Registrar, Shelly Allan, if you have any questions. Thank you.